Cricket Communications Inc. said recently that the number of subscribers to its mobile phone music service, called Muve Music, has passed 2 million.

Cricket launched Muve Music in January 2011. Plans for the service start at $50 a month.

The U.S. music industry is expected to take in $5.35 billion in revenue this year, up from $5.32 billion in 2012, according to The Music Bed and The Nielsen Co.

Cricket Communications is part of Leap Wireless International Inc. AT&T Inc. announced on July 12 that it planned to buy Leap (Nasdaq: LEAP) for about $1.2 billion.

— SDBJ Staff Report